Frito Chili Pie Mug

Frito Chili Pie Mug

It’s football season, so y’all gotta have Frito Chili Pie! Try my quick chili version, and switch up the presentation with festive coffee mugs instead of chip bags. So fun, delicious, and customizable! You can make this in a slow cooker or on the stovetop over low heat.


1 tablespoon oil

2 small white or yellow onions, diced

5 cloves garlic, minced

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 pound organic ground beef (you can substitute ground turkey or plant-based protein)

2 cans chili beans with liquid

1 packet dry chili seasoning mix (like Lawry’s—you can also make your own)

1 bag Fritos (i like the original flavor, but the Fritos Scoops! are great, too!)

1 container sour cream

1 bag shredded Cheddar cheese

1–2 sliced jalapeños 

1 green onion, thinly sliced

Calabama Hot Sauce


1. In a large pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, and bell pepper and sauté, stirring, until tender, about 7 minutes. Transfer the sautéed veggies to a slow cooker.

2. Add the ground beef to the pan, still over medium heat, and sear, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 3–5 minutes (it will finish cooking later). Transfer the ground beef to the slow cooker.

3. Add the beans and their liquid to the slow cooker, along with the seasoning mix. Stir well to combine. If the mixture is too dry, add a bit of water a few tablespoons at a time (however, the liquid from the beans should be enough). Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for at least 2 hours (feel free to cook it longer).

4. When ready to serve, spoon the chili into mugs and top with lots of Fritos, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, jalapeños, green onions, and hot sauce to taste. Serve and enjoy!

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Frito Chili Pie

It’s football season, so I’m starting off the fall with one of my favorite tailgating snacks…the infamous Frito Chili Pie. I have a quick chili recipe that you can make ahead and warm up on game day. These are so cute and so satisfying

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